Mini potbelly pig and LGDs eating chicken feed

Lskaer

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I got a 3 mos old mini pig who goes into the coop and starts eating out of the chicken feeder. My Great Pyrenees puppies started following suit. I built a short wall, about .18" high at the door that the chickens can hop over. That worked for two months. Now the pig and two puppies are climbing it. I'm afraid if I make the half wall too high the chickens can't get in and out. I'm posting a picture of the type of feeder any suggestions are appreciated.
 

aart

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Not sure that feeder will work, pig and dogs might just knock it over to access feed.

Not sure how your coop is set up, do you have a pop door for birds...
...is is small enough the pig and dogs can't get into it?

Might be able to set some 2x4 welded wire fencing in front of feeder,
chickens can get heads thru to eat but the 'feed stealers' cannot?
Would have to be fairly well supported to keep larger animals form pushing it over or down.

Some pics might help garner suggestions.
 

Lskaer

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I put the feeder inside the henhouse for now. I don't know why I didn't think of it before. The pig and dogs can't get up the ramp and fit in the henhouse part of the coop. Problem solved. For now.
 

Coolbreeze89

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I rotate free-range time: pigs out during day, and then they are put up in their area mid afternoon. This allows the chickens a few hours of free range and they put themselves to bed at dusk. It has also kept eggs being laid in the coop, not the field. That won’t stop my Anatolian, if he decides he wants chicken food, but he’s not been too interested in it.
 

ShannonR

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When that pig gets bigger it will tear all sorts of stuff apart to get at the chicken feed, lol
 

EggSighted4Life

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I'm posting a picture of the type of feeder any suggestions are appreciated.
I got an American mini that is about 10 weeks old right now.. And I was thinking of trying this type of feeder... I also have put up that 18 inch barrier around my covered run that houses the feeders, which is working for NOW. Thanks for posting. :highfive:

Not sure that feeder will work, pig and dogs might just knock it over to access feed.
Ya, I didn't figure hanging would be sufficient either.

Might be able to set some 2x4 welded wire fencing in front of feeder,
chickens can get heads thru to eat but the 'feed stealers' cannot?
Would have to be fairly well supported to keep larger animals form pushing it over or down.
I was considering this as one viable alternative. My dogs aren't an issue.. Wonder if pig tongues are as long and agile as dogs. :thumbsup

I'm thinking total exclusion via fencing... E- if needed

When that pig gets bigger it will tear all sorts of stuff apart to get at the chicken feed, lol
I bet! I think I have yet to learn the meaning of pig headed. :hmm

EVERYONE I know told me NOT to get a pig. And boy can she throw some fits! :eek::oops:

Boy.....I’d love a picture of that little piggy!:cool:
She's so cute.. Petunia. :love I don't have enough memory on my chrome book to get it off my phone so I can share. :smack
 

ShannonR

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I got an American mini that is about 10 weeks old right now.. And I was thinking of trying this type of feeder... I also have put up that 18 inch barrier around my covered run that houses the feeders, which is working for NOW. Thanks for posting. :highfive:


Ya, I didn't figure hanging would be sufficient either.


I was considering this as one viable alternative. My dogs aren't an issue.. Wonder if pig tongues are as long and agile as dogs. :thumbsup

I'm thinking total exclusion via fencing... E- if needed


I bet! I think I have yet to learn the meaning of pig headed. :hmm

EVERYONE I know told me NOT to get a pig. And boy can she throw some fits! :eek::oops:


She's so cute.. Petunia. :love I don't have enough memory on my chrome book to get it off my phone so I can share. :smack
Haha ya lol I've had some experience with potbelly pigs. You have quite an education ahead of you! :)
 

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